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True Grit: Everything But Gold
NBC News (LA) ^ | 12/16/2010 | patricia gomez-peralta

Posted on 12/16/2010 6:02:23 PM PST by Kid Shelleen

With spectacular performances by Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld and Matt Damon, the visually stunning film has already claimed nominations from the Critics' Choice Awards and Screen Actors Guild for categories including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Jeff Bridges) and Best Supporting Actress Hailee Steinfeld.

Steinfeld's talent nearly stole the show. Her breakthrough performance mirrors her role in the film, in which the young thespian holds her own against Bridges and Damon. She certainly is one to watch this award season and beyond for what looks like the beginning of a promising career.

The entire cast was truly flawless (though it is in the tradition of the Coen brothers productions where anyone would struggle to recall a scene with bad

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1 posted on 12/16/2010 6:02:25 PM PST by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

I am no fan of Matt Damon, but I can certainly see Bridges pulling this one off.


2 posted on 12/16/2010 6:05:46 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Her breakthrough performance mirrors her role in the film, in which the young thespian holds her own against Bridges and Damon.

At least Paris Hilton is no thespian, although she has dabbled in it a couple of times, she would like to be one though.

3 posted on 12/16/2010 6:08:59 PM PST by ansel12 (Lonnie, little by little the look of the country changes, because of the men we admire.)
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To: mylife

Damon be damned. I am going to watch this one.


4 posted on 12/16/2010 6:09:34 PM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: onona

I plan on seeing it as well.


5 posted on 12/16/2010 6:10:24 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kid Shelleen
I usually love Cohen Movies (Fargo, Raising Airizona and O' Brother Where Art Thou are some of my Fav movies)

But this remake is bordering on heresy...

John Wayne IS "Rooster Cogburn"...

(and I am a Big Fan of Jeff Bridges!)

6 posted on 12/16/2010 6:12:09 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Well after reading the book at age 18 and then seeing the original film with John Wayne some 40 years ago, I guess I’ll have to check it out.


7 posted on 12/16/2010 6:12:29 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: mylife

The entire cast are liberals. Jeff Bridges LOVES Obama and his old man was a communist. Keep supportin Hollywood and Obama.


8 posted on 12/16/2010 6:16:05 PM PST by Frantzie
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To: Frantzie

What ever.


9 posted on 12/16/2010 6:18:47 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Frantzie

What ever.


10 posted on 12/16/2010 6:19:07 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Another example of no creativity in Hollywood. Another remake of a classic. I’m also a fan of Jeff Bridges’ work but why can’t Hollywood make some films that aren’t remakes? Yes I know they do make a lot of films that aren’t remakes but there just isn’t much in the way of creativity in that silly industry. Pathetic.


11 posted on 12/16/2010 6:26:02 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
This has to be a joke, True Grit was John Wayne!
12 posted on 12/16/2010 6:28:20 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

If it ain’t The Duke, it’s a dookie.


13 posted on 12/16/2010 6:31:15 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Frantzie
I enjoy films. Particularly the Coen Brothers. Their treatment of ‘No Country for Old Men’, ‘Fargo’, Miller's Crossing’ and ‘Blood Simple’ are amongst the finest films ever produced, and the visual artistry and camera work is nothing short of stunning. Look at a frame of the ‘Hudsucker Proxy’ or ‘Miller's Crossing’ and tell me if there is a team making better looking films.

I look forward to seeing this version of ‘True Grit’ Wayne will always be Rooster, but Bridges is a damn talented actor.

I am slightly to the right of Attila the Hun, but If I refused to see films, plays and musicians that were produced anything but conservatives, I would miss out on many of the finest things in life.

14 posted on 12/16/2010 6:32:29 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: mylife

Way to stand in there my!


15 posted on 12/16/2010 6:35:44 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: Randy Larsen

What ever.

LoL!


16 posted on 12/16/2010 6:38:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Randy Larsen
See the trailer here
17 posted on 12/16/2010 6:43:15 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kid Shelleen

It looks stupid and very unclassy.


18 posted on 12/16/2010 6:49:50 PM PST by Vendome
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To: Kid Shelleen

I balked when I heard there was a re-make of True Grit in the works. But then... finding out that it was the Coen brothers doing it, and I turned 180 degrees on the project. I think they can be trusted with it.


19 posted on 12/16/2010 6:49:54 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: mylife

Then you will be able to cheer, as I did with Glen Campbell, when he dies in the movie.


20 posted on 12/16/2010 6:51:32 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: irishtenor

WooHoo!


21 posted on 12/16/2010 6:53:16 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

See? Ever once in a while Hollywood does something right.


22 posted on 12/16/2010 6:55:48 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: irishtenor

I cant remember the last time I went to see a film in the theater.

This film looks worthwhile just for the storyline and the film work.


23 posted on 12/16/2010 6:58:21 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Some of the new movies NEED to be experienced on a big screen. The sound, the action, the need to wiggle past several sets of feet to get to the bathroom... well, not that one, but you need to see at least ONE new 3D movie.


24 posted on 12/16/2010 7:02:33 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: irishtenor

None of the 3d’s have tickled my fancy yet.


25 posted on 12/16/2010 7:03:59 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Frantzie

I’m with you brother. I don’t directly or indirectly support communists. But it seems to some, “to be entertained” while being snuffed out is ok.


26 posted on 12/16/2010 7:10:25 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Jim from C-Town
"Their treatment of ‘No Country for Old Men"

Yep, the character Woody was playing producing a ATM card during a 70's setting movie...priceless.

27 posted on 12/16/2010 7:11:34 PM PST by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's for sure.)
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To: mylife

I just saw Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 3D. Pretty impressive.


28 posted on 12/16/2010 7:24:01 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: irishtenor

I had never even heard of it.


29 posted on 12/16/2010 7:27:35 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Is this a remake of the John Wayne, Kim Darby and Glenn Campbell flick? Or is it a completely new one? NOBODY can replace Rooster Cogburn!


30 posted on 12/16/2010 7:35:47 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Deaf Smith
Yes, and ATM’s where first in use as early as 1962. They rolled out in the U.S. in the early seventies and where popular in many areas by the mid to late 1970’s. The first IBM unit was the IBM 3614 and thousands where in use by 1976.

The fact that he was given a credit or debit card that had a daily transaction limit was absolutely reasonable for a movie set in the seventies. It is even more reasonable considering that the movie is set in 1980. By 1980 ATM machines where at almost every bank.

31 posted on 12/16/2010 7:38:05 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Oh yeah............and were they able to keep Bridges sober frequently enough and for long enough periods to actually complete a flick?


32 posted on 12/16/2010 7:38:06 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: stevio

The Romans did it with bread and circuses!


33 posted on 12/16/2010 7:39:22 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Jim from C-Town
Maybe in New Yawk during that period.

Even up to 1985, good luck finding a bank premise ATM in west or east Texas. Or even any rural Texas town.

That was in Del Rio in the 70's...no.

34 posted on 12/16/2010 7:47:51 PM PST by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's for sure.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Wayne may have been Rooster, but the rest of the cast waere underwhelming ( save Duvall , but his role was unfortunately small).


35 posted on 12/16/2010 7:50:06 PM PST by hecht (TAKE BACK OUR NATION AND OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM)
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To: Deaf Smith

There were 2000 ATMS in use in America in 1973...magritte


36 posted on 12/16/2010 7:54:28 PM PST by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: magritte

The movie was set in SW & West Texas. What is your point?


37 posted on 12/16/2010 7:58:06 PM PST by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's for sure.)
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To: Deaf Smith

Don’t mean to be technical, but the film was set in 1980. Hubby and I got our first Versatel card from BofA in 1981. Not too far off the mark.


38 posted on 12/16/2010 8:01:08 PM PST by gracie1 (Look, just because you have to tolerate something doesn’t mean you have to approve of it. - Mr Mack)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Forget the politics of the actors.

I had all the doubts voiced here about a remake, most are horrible, but after watching the trailer I got a pavlovian response of getting choked up. The original version is the only movie I’ve ever seen that elicits that kind of response from me. Maybe it’s because I have two young daughters.

I’m going to take the kids to watch the new version over the holidays!


39 posted on 12/16/2010 8:06:48 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: gracie1
Your home page has the Kalifornia flag.

In the early eighties, I cashed my checks in banks and spent my money in bars from Del Rio to San Angelo. The ATM was as foreign as a penguin crossing a Texas highway.

40 posted on 12/16/2010 8:11:17 PM PST by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's for sure.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Like many people, I too was not enthused to hear of remaking True Grit. But when I heard the Coens were going to be doing it, that peaked my interest. I’ve loved all of their movies, No Country being about the best I’ve seen in years. There are only a handful of films I will willingly of my own accord make the trek to the multiplex to see. Lord of the Rings was one. This will be another.


41 posted on 12/16/2010 8:13:02 PM PST by gracie1 (Look, just because you have to tolerate something doesn’t mean you have to approve of it. - Mr Mack)
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To: gracie1

Don’t mean to be technical, but...”Bank of America Corporation was formed in the 1998 merger of NationsBank Corporation and BankAmerica Corporation.”
http://www.answers.com/topic/bank-of-america-corporation


42 posted on 12/16/2010 8:23:20 PM PST by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's for sure.)
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To: mylife

The 3rd in the Narnia series.


43 posted on 12/16/2010 8:24:55 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: irishtenor

Ahh..

Ok. I never read those.


44 posted on 12/16/2010 8:28:23 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: gracie1

That was the last one I really had to see in the theater!

LOTR trilogy.


45 posted on 12/16/2010 8:30:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Oh, you should. Very well written. Or, watch the first two, then go and see the third. Well worth watching. Very well done.


46 posted on 12/16/2010 8:30:34 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: irishtenor

Didnt Lewis Carol write those?


47 posted on 12/16/2010 8:38:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Deaf Smith; Jim from C-Town
Jim from C-Town:
The fact that he was given a credit or debit card that had a daily transaction limit was absolutely reasonable for a movie set in the seventies. It is even more reasonable considering that the movie is set in 1980. By 1980 ATM machines where at almost every bank.

Deaf Smith:
Maybe in New Yawk during that period.

Even up to 1985, good luck finding a bank premise ATM in west or east Texas. Or even any rural Texas town.

Yeah, here in rural North Calif, we didn't have ATMS until the early 1990s.

48 posted on 12/16/2010 8:41:02 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: mylife

No, C.S Lewis.


49 posted on 12/16/2010 8:41:42 PM PST by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: irishtenor

That is what I meant. Doh!


50 posted on 12/16/2010 8:42:34 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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